‘Greece is more right than its critics. One doesn’t have to agree with the politics of the far-left in Greece to vindicate the integrity of the economic case they bring to the table.’ Above,  Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras walks in front of European flags after he participated in a bilateral meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the EU meetings in Brussels on  June 11th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

The narrative of the euro zone crisis, the epicentre of which is Greece, has been airbrushed. Germany’s insistence that the 2012 bailout programme is (...)

Canvassing for a No vote in the Same-sex Marriage Referendum were  Moira Morrissey (left) and Eileen Barry  in Ballycahill, Tipperary.  Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times 7:01

There has not been a single viewing of a No bus crisscrossing the country. You don’t see any No or “Níl” badges adorning lapels, or swathes of enthusi(...)

Prof Ray Kinsella, of Mothers and Fathers Matter. The group has launched a campaign for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Public opinion on same-sex marriage will “swing back to the status quo” as the referendum date approaches, a spokesman for a group supporting a No vot(...)

 Prof Ray Kinsella (centre) at a  photocall organised by the group Mothers and Fathers Matter outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A call for the Children and Family Relationships Bill to be “radically amended” has come from economist Prof Ray Kinsella of the new Mothers and Fathe(...)

The Government’s spin is that the Irish acute healthcare system is “challenged”. The consensus across the medical and nursing professions is it is un(...)

Firstcom first served: Dan Silverlock at his new job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reports of Ireland’s unemployment level reaching its lowest level for more than three years has been greeted as further evidence that the economy is s(...)

Poland in the 1980s reanimated its society around the concept of solidarity, but there is little solidarity in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

This is a good time of the year to talk about political reform. It is the time of the long holiday for both houses of the Oireachtas. It’s the time of(...)